A new Environics poll commissioned by Humane Society International and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org)shows that the vast majority of Canadians support the proposal to prohibit the international commercial trade of polar Read more »
Concerned about the conservation of sharks in the Republic of Yemen, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) is organizing a national workshop in collaboration with the Yemen Environment Protection Authority.
It is estimated 7 Read more »
The seizure of two tons of ivory in Mombasa, Kenya today has helped cement East Africa's growing reputation as a clearing house for the bloody illegal ivory trade.
Media today reported Kenya police had intercepted the largest ever haul of ivory a Read more »
The Zambian game hunting industry appears to be in disarray following the suspension of licences and the apparent firing of top officials within the country’s Wildlife Authority (ZAWA).
In December, Zambia’s Minister of Tourism and Arts, Read more »
The Republic of Korea has confirmed its plans to pursue non-lethal whale research as an alternative to the cruelty of so-called scientific whaling.
Tens of thousands of people around the world, many of them IFAW supporters, emailed the Korean governm Read more »
The Japanese whaling fleet has left port for Antarctica to train its harpoons on around 1,000 whales.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) is disappointed that the Japanese government continues to prop up this needless slaugh Read more »
Reports today suggest that Tanzania has decided to withdraw its controversial proposal to sell over 100 000kg of ivory to China and Japan. The proposal was due to be debated in March at the next CITES (Convention on the International Trade in Endange Read more »
The Board of Directors of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) today announced the appointment of Mr. Azzedine Downes as the new President and CEO, effective 1 January 2013.
“We are delighted that Mr. Downes has accepte Read more »
A new investigation into online puppy sales highlights the problem of the Internet being used as a tool for exploiting dogs and consumers.
To bring awareness to the magnitude of the issue, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW- www.if Read more »
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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety – read more.
Philip Mansbridge, UK director in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.” – read more.
Tania McCrea-Steele, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager for IFAW UK on theguardian.com: “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.
Patrick Ramage, Global Whale Program Director on takepart.com: “The independent panel is publically saying there’s no scientific justification for continuing to kill whales,”- read more.
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